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to people? >> i am not sure i ever heard her reply to the question. >> i don't think was a question addressed to her. i think is much more subtle a check -- sotto voce. >> the next call from kyle. you're on. >> good evening. i appreciate c-span having the first ladies series good one question i had, how is ms. johnson treated on the lady bird express? i know she came to charleston in 1964. i believe the congressman -- a big powerful congressman in the state. he went out on a limb to do all he could for her, but i think she was treated pretty bad here in charleston. overall, how was she treated in the rest of the south and what was their relationship with the johnsons? >> a little bit later on, we will have a clip. it fits nicely with the campaign style and the approach in the south we are talking about. >> in 1964, we were in a different place because the president had signed the 1964 civil rights bill in the summertime. the south was up in arms. mrs. johnson absolutely insisted on taking what was the lady bird special through the south, saying this is the part of the country i am f
strong. maybe now the judgment is that she tried to do too much on that. >> in washington, people don't realize this beautiful city we live in is much more beautiful because of her and mary lasker, her friend was a wonderful philanthropist. this profusion of flowers and trees and the fact that you just come into the city and are greeted by total beauty is a result of her having been here. >> this was a complement to lyndon johnson's great society programs or was it an independent campaign? >> it was a little of both. i think it was required of every first lady since her, what would be your project? michelle obama was asked that even before the nomination. it was a complement to society and also uniquely hers. >> but the first ladies who have succeeded her, did you see both michelle obama and laura bush have both quoted her. i think that's what betty was saying. she took a while and she had that big landslide. she was no longer the heir to the job. she said i have a pulpit and i have to use it to do good. they took those words and follow them very consciously, quoting her. >> and reme
a number of formal gowns that were charcoal gray and pink. i don't know whether that particular shade existed, but it was popular in the 50's. >> delight eisenhower -- dwight eisenhower's career continued. here is a look at some of the important positions he held before the white house. as an allied commander during world war ii, after the war he served as the army chief of staff for the pentagon. he left the military and went to columbia university in new york, where he served as university president. it was around this time in the late 1940's and early 1950's, when they began to consider their retreat in gettysburg, pennsylvania. we are going to take you there, but first we are going to hear from mamie many years later about the farm and how important it was to the eisenhowers. >> i like having you on the porch with me where ike and i spent so many hours. the cattle still appear on the field. >> on your screen is the formal living room at the eisenhower farm in gettysburg, pennsylvania. joining us is a park ranger. alice evans, how is it they came to gettysburg and why this propert
in 1948 -- you have a lot of courage that we men don't have. so we have to rely on you and depend on you and you have something to do. you have the president relying on you, there are not many women running around -- so you have the biggest job in your life. >> i ran around with two presidents, that is what they will say about me. ok, anytime. thank you for calling, mr. president. >> do come by. >> this relationship was not always the easiest of relationships, but how did he treat the departing first family and jackie kennedy? >> very well and mrs. kennedy talked about how grateful she was for president johnson. she would have to say president johnson unlike the president's brother, who she called a couple of hours across -- after the assassination -- president johnson -- the very easily to calling him mr. president. but she was very grateful to president johnson, that they were so grateful to her, and they let her stay in the white house until december 6. she was able to stay there with her children until she got the sense of where she was going to go. and in the carnage in dallas, she
threatened to divorce him? i don't think that would have been something that would have entered her mind. knew she would have to do something that drastic. she had given him a list of reasons to drop out of politics, and the top reason was it would make his wife happy. from 1964 even though he promised and made this list, he couldn't stop himself. i think it was something that was very much a part of him. i think even though she disliked i don't think she would have been able to do that. that would have been asking her to be something she wasn't. nixon became involved in some degree an issue thought of as women's issues. for example, she supported the equal rights amendment to the constitution. she spoke out about more women getting elected to public office regardless of the party. she urged the president to appoint a woman the the supreme court. she had opinions that she expressed somewhat publicly about abortion. how much influence did she have on the president's thinking of any of these issues and was it controversial that the public knew her opinions about these things? >> the nixon
let's do politics in congress. the first campaign button that the republicans made in 1936 was we don't want eleanor either. so there's a long history of -- of mocking eleanor in political cartoons. also there are lots of cartoons about eleanor coming out of the mines with soot on her face saying she had black blood. j. edgar hoover was convinced she had quote/unquote colored blood. they had a secret meeting to have her declared colored and stripped of her citizenship. the fbi component of eleanor and race is -- >> the fbi kept a file on it. >> the largest fbi file in american history. >> when did it to become public? >> in the early -- the late 1980s. a lot of that is classified. if i win the lotto, we'll get the court suit and we'll get classified. >> chris, alita black, and doug brinkley are our guests. garry: thank you. -- >> guest: i think she's everything abigail adams was to john adams to american history in her day and age, eleanor roosevelt was for the early 20th century almost as if she was a reincarnation of her. and i'm wondering if hillary clinton is maybe a reincarnatio
. did this come from pat nixon? we don't know. we know that julie played a role working with barbara franklin. there is no doubt that pat nixon was supportive. you found evidence that she was pushing it. we do know she was very disappointed in october of 1971, president nixon had two open seats on the supreme court. she really hoped that one of them would go to a woman. when that didn't happen she let president nixon know in a private family dinner, she really let him know that she was not happy. >> didn't speak to him for a while, which was kind of her way of letting him stew on things and getting back at him because she thought she had a promise that he was going to appoint a woman. she was upset. >> if you're watching the series, you saw a discussion on lady bird johnson. you have signs of her watching her husband giving a speech and critiquing it and telling him how to do a better job. that's not what pat nixon did. she was not a political advisor for richard nixon. she had views and richard nixon knew them, but he did not involve her in the policy process. and the evidence of th
, because i was there. [laughter] [applause] >> fair enough. >> i really don't. i do not read. that is just hearsay. >> we will move on. ok. >> i am sorry i am the way i am. [laughter] >> ok, moving on. i think it is fair to say that you are the most consistent originalist on the supreme court. >> i am. [laughter] he said i was a cold-blooded originalist or something. >> he says now he is a stout, hardened originalist. >> i am or he is? >> he is. >> he is a courageous originalist and a brilliant one. [applause] that is right. >> i think it is fair to say that you are the justice most willing to re-examine the precedents. >> it is because of my affinity for starry decisiveness. it is not enough to keep me from going to the constitution. [laughter] [applause] i guess they do not care much for it either. i do not mean to make light of it. >> and that is fine. i want to ask you about your approach to writing separately. you do write separately quite a bit. you support your own path in those separate opinions. one of your separate opinions on the application of the sixth amendment to the jury tr
think if i listen to the gossip that people tell me that i swallow it all. i don't. i know exactly what is going on. harding is incredibly savvy. he is good. he is an excellent people person. people like him. even his enemies like him. he is exuding human kindness. this is something overlooked about him. he is a genuinely kind -- and if you shove out aspects of his life, he's a good person. >> he is very lovable. >> but daugherty is run-of-the- mill. --dockery. he has been in the general assembly. he has run for attorney and governor. he is a little too shady to make the trip himself. he gets behind harding. he runs across some a few times. he says i found him sunning himself like a turtle on along, and i push them into it. did harding make himself? john dean in his biography makes the point that harding's protestations of inadequacy, of humbleness, is not necessarily an act, but that harding from the beginning was a very sharp guy. his academic career is good. he learns things quickly. he is giving speeches at the age of four years old. people get jealous of people who were good. >> he
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